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Copen--Fruit and Plant.jpg
A half circular table is placed against the wall. On top of the table is a pile of fruits,pairs, apples and lemons, spilling out of a wooden basket that is sideways. To the left of the basket and behind the fruit is a potted plant that appears to be…

Braverman--10 and Out.jpg
This painting depicts a boxing match, in which one of the boxers successfully knocks out his opponent. The victor, standing upright on the right side sporting turquoise shorts, looks confident and strong as he watches his opponent on the ground along…

GuyJames--100 Years Pass.jpg
A neoclassical mansion, accessorized by ancestral family tree, looms over a woman wearing a long dress at lower left. Upon closer viewing the coherence of this scene breaks down; she's carrying an axe in her left hand, a la Lizzie Borden, along with…

Allocations poster.jpg
The Federal Art Project wasn't simply a relief program; central to its mission was the creation of art for government buildings, schools, libraries, charitable institutions, and hospitals like the one in Mt. Morris. This process was termed…

Mira - American Farm.JPG
This striking landscape is organized around the single arc of a highway that divides the space into two sectors: above, a brightly lit realm of forests and mountain ridges; below, a shadowed landscape of brown fields, a diseased tree, and a…

NakamizoFuji - American Woodcock.JPG
A pair of woodcocks is pictured somewhat outside of their preferred grassy habitat, beside a cozy opening in a tree trunk. Although they often are associated with spring, the presence of freshly fallen leaves seems to indicate a moment just prior to…

StefanoBerthe - Anenomes.JPG
A table, whose covering appears to have been warped, becomes the space for an arrangement of anemones in a copper vase suspended by a thin spiraled black steel stand. An ashtray accompanies the flowers on the table, standing in the foreground. Cool…

AdlerFred--Apples.jpg
We look upon a remarkably minimalist still life--sixteen apples upon a wooden board or table--but by the time of Adler's painting they were highly charged objects due to the thousands of minimally employed apple vendors on New York streets during the…

sabalauscas april day #1@3x.jpg
From just the other side of a split rail fence, we look downhill to a pasture and then patchwork of fields in the valley below. A stream cuts across diagonally and passes under a covered bridge; a horse and foal stand in the foreground, with sheep…

Alger--Asters in Chinese Pot.jpg
An ornate ceramic pot serves as the base for seven light pink flowers. With thick brown stems and plenty of green leaves, the flowers stand strong in the pot filled with dirt. The scene depicted on the pot brings culture and an ornate air to the…
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